Wednesday, November 12, 2014

10/23/14 partial eclipse animation

finally finished the animation of the partial eclipse in hydrogen alpha.
imaged over about two hours.
a "usb fault" caused me to miss the very beginning while trees interfered with the end.
here's the full disk animation (large file) over 2 hours:



though the sun spots were dramatic in white light, they were less prominent in hydrogen alpha at this scale.
other than the moon passing by, there was not a whole lot happening during the time period of the animation at large scale.

Here's the sunspot, AR 2192 in hydrogen alpha:



Here are 150% enlargements of two small sections that showed some activity:




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